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A list of default backdoor passwords for network gear vendor Allied Telesis leaked and was available for download on Friday.
Some gear sold by Allied Telesis uses static default passwords for system recovery. Other equipment uses passwords derived from the MAC address. An application to calculate these MAC address specific passwords was leaked as well.


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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.

SANS Technology Institute

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Lockheed Martin Saturday night acknowledged that it its information systems network had been the target of a "significant and tenacious attack," but said that its security team detected the intrusion "almost immediately and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and data."
 
The network of defense contractor Lockheed-Martin was attacked using counterfeit electronic keys. Since the RSA Security network was hacked and the keys to its SecurID tokens were compromised a few months ago, the world has been waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop. Well, it dropped.
 

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